I know I’m a little late wishing you a Happy New Year + the best in 2017 . . . but better late than never, right
On New Year’s eve I reflected by looking at my life in 2016. I determined what I considered to be successes + where I missed the mark. I decided what I would bring into 2017 + the things that had to stay in 2016.
Based on my reflection, I started planning for 2017. Firstly, I decided who I wanted to be + what that would look like . . . cause everything begins with identity. After identifying the look, feel + expression of my personhood, I looked @ my relationship with God, my self, my family, friends, etc. I looked at my business + the relationship I want to have with my clients + so on.
I broke with the black-eyed pea tradition. Annually on New Year’s Eve I would cook the beans + bring in the New Year eating ’em. Along with black-eye peas, I celebrated the idea tha if a man was the first person to enter your home in the New Year, you’d have much luck + success. Since I didn’t want to drag a man in from the streets + don’t believe in luck, I canned that one, too!
I ended 2016 + began 2017 in prayer, which was exactly where I wanted to be.
How did you bring in the New Year? What are your plans + strategy for success in 2017?
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Healing Broth . . .
Weekly I make bone broth made with chicken backs, necks + feet and I drink it religiously! After all, what could be better than a hot mug of goodness? I recently came across a recipe for “Healing Broth” a powerful mineral-rich liquid that carries the essence of vitally nutritious vegetables, herbs, + spices in a way that is easy for the body to digest, assimilate + utilize. Sooo, since I love a hearty + healing broth, especially on a winter day, I decided to try it.
I tweeked the recipe by leaving the skins on all of the vegetables because the skins, in many cases, are more nutrient-rich than the meat of it’s content. I used sweet potato instead of carrots, added chicken feet + collards. This herbal blend was not only delicious but was perfect in taste . . . meaning I didn’t need to add any additional seasonings . . . OK, salt . . . to the recipe.
For the original recipe + information on the Healing Broth’s benefits, visit http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/healing-broth.
@ J. Lexi, I use healing + beneficial foods in my products. I believe that @ least 90% of what we eat for healthy skin can be applied topically. I test that belief with every holistic recipe I formulate. Since we’re talking about Healing Broth, I wanted to let you know that I created a Broth soap. Our collagen-rich Broth is made with chicken bone broth. I know, I know . . . you don’t have to say it, but I dare you to try it. It gently cleanses, imparts collagen + helps to detoxify + decongest your skin to reveal it’s natural beauty.
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